Seasonal produce

We’re championing Devon and the Westcountry’s seasonal produce this month (October 2020) and we’d like to encourage you to do the same.

Our menu has been created to support our suppliers in the area and by eating with us you’ll be helping boost the Devon, Westcountry and British economies, which is good for jobs.

Using seasonal produce is the ideal way to eat for many reasons.

Mainly because seasonal food is at its very best and at a good price, but also because shopping locally can really help the economy thrive.

But remember, seasons can be very short for some ingredients, so you’ll need to have a keen eye for the things you love.

If possible, try and find a good local greengrocer, fishmonger and butcher, as they will be able to keep you in the loop and let you know what is at its best right now.

This is what we do. We have a great relationship with our suppliers. This is key for getting the very best ingredients and for eating seasonally.

When it comes to creating dishes, keep them simple. Fresh seasonal produce cooked well will stand out on its own.

What’s in season now?

Autumn is definitely a season of mellow fruitfulness and it’s great for veggies too. It’s the peak time for shallots, squashes and pumpkins, as well as the new season for potatoes, which are ideal for mashing, roasting and for jackets. Perfect for those warming roasts and stews you’ll be making soon, as well as buttery and cheesy baked potatoes.

There are plenty of homegrown apples and hedgerow blackberries to be had as well at the moment, plus it’s the start of Brussels sprouts season! Also available and in season here are:

Fruit

  • Pears
  • Figs
  • Raspberries

Meat

  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Venison

Fish

  • Oysters
  • Lemon sole
  • Mackerel

Veg

  • White, red and savoy cabbages
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale.
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